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Tuesday, October 4, 1004.
PROGRESSIVE FARMER AND COTTON PLANT 15 SUNSHINE COLUMN NORTH CAROLINA DIVISION OP INTER- Gannon NATION AIj 8UN8HINE 80CIETY. Angrelus, Mrs. J. M. Ransikr, tilate President, Hen- UluuuiC ... xs. MRS. RANSIER'S LETTER. Miscellaneous Sunny Suggestions from Sunshine Headquarters. What have I been reading this week ? Well, I have been reading one of the most interesting new books. In the first place it is full of interesting pictures. Pictures taken in old Mex ico, our southwest neighbor. What interesting neighbors we have. Many of us do not know enough about them to know how very interesting they are. A lady who read the book the same time I did, said after closing it: "Oh! I want to go and see Mexico!" I suppose that is the very highest praise the author could have. Now the author of this very interesting book is a young Sunshiner, just out of her teens, who is now living in Texas, but who spent some time in Mexico and has chronicled some of her experiences and observations in this book which is entitled, "An American Girl in Mexico." One of its greatest charms is that it is writ ten in an American style, full of hu mor American humor, and funny incidents graphically told. In fact, it really is an American girl tolling you these funny and interesting things and you find it highly inter t esting and enjoyable. The book isn't full of statistics as to how high thi3 or that mountain is, that you can learn in your geography, nor is it full of facts that you can read in any his tory or guide book, but it is full of just the things you and I would ask Mis McGary, it's young author, if we could meet her and get her to talking about her stay among the Mexicans, and have her tell just the things we want to know and hear about. Miss McGary is a warm, active Sunshiner in Brownsville, Tex., where shq lives, and I think the book she has given the public is another one of her Sunshine deeds. There is nothing better that you can give a friend for a Christmas, birthday, or any other gift, than a copy of this imencan vjin m jhuaiuu. Write for Co logne and Prices. Old Instruments Taken In Exchange. &&& IPisnroo IPBsiyen0 Plays your Piano skilfully; better than nine out of ten musicians. A child can operate It. Knowledge of music unnecessary. Have your children married off? If so, you need an ANGELUS to restore life to your dead piano, now standing Idle. Your Piano will once more become a source of happiness to you and In vited guests Before buying elsewhere, write for prices on anything you need In Our Mammoi.li Furniture store. We shall always act In such a manner as shall merit your fullest confidence. . IsL. A N D R E W S, t ExjLrrx'txLir& Dealer in tine State GREENSBORO, 3NL O. WWW I wonder if you dear Sunshiners . . ... . i will like it if I "pass on" to you tnis week a few scraps from this book of Miss McGary's? I believe you will enjoy them even as I did; so here they are. This first is about the Mexican's bathing habits: f'There was a dear little bright eyed Mexican baby living opposite us whose nurse brought it out on the sidewalk every afternoon dressed in glaring pink. It would laugh and coo when it spied me, and, greatly flattered, I decided to go over and make friends with little Miss Teresa. She immediately held out her hands for me to take her in my arms, which I did. To my dismay I perceived that her ears were not as shell-like aa they might be, and there was an unmistakable necklace of dirt about her little throat, so I hastily . handed her back to the nurse with a forced smile, and went home. The Senora asked me why I staid no longer. 'Be cause the' baby was not clean,' I an swered in my clearest Spanish. 'Oh, you are mistaken the Senora assured me. 'I know her mother and she is very careful with her baby. She bathes it every week !" - "The 'peon' class are positively feline in their dread of water. It is a religious duty to bathe on the twenty-fourth day of June, and it is a well authenticated fact that this is the only bath most of the poorer class take during the year. Firmly do the 'pobres' believe thatf this bath brings beauty to the maiden, vigor to the matron, and freshness to the old maid. "One who has been among them does not find this hard to believe. Josef, our yard man, said to me that 'Americans are like fish; they love water I asked him if he were going down for a bath on the twenty fourth. 'Oh. yes. I always do ho as sured me. We went to watch them. and while a trifle embarrassing, it was a very amusing spectacle. When thft men filed into the river their wives or some attentive female would proceed to wash their clothes and lav them out to dry. The bath was necessarily a long soaking one, waiting for the clothes to dry. When all the men had arrayed themselves in their fresh linen and departed, the women put the children in and hvsrnri to disrobe. But we J eft just then. Next day I asked ,Osef ahnnt his bath. 'I was sick, Senorita he said mournfully. 'But I will bathe next June It never seemed to occur to Josef that a bath on any other day would be as clean." Another good story is as ioiiow?; "A rnVvle is a source of unending .ufioQitv to these people. I heard of a party of Americans who were invited to a ball on a ranch. They ;i0rl nut. indeDendently on their wheels, and a kindly-disposed serv ing woman took the name oi eacn one on a separate card as they en- a fnr -what reason they did not Question. When they started home, each found a cam aeauj i the tire as flat as it could be. I think they decided to spend the night on the ranch. 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